WEST Cork artist Karen Billing has created a children’s book for three to five year olds, “I am Lindy Loo Little Girl With Autism”; the book describes the day in the life of Lindy a little girl with non verbal autism. It is hoped that the book may serve as a starting point for conversations with children about neural diversty.
A new and unusual weekly 5k run is being added to the Cork running calendar, as Bere Island becomes the venue for Ireland’s latest parkrun event. The parkrun will be open to runners, joggers and walkers every Saturday from 30th August onwards, and the island location makes the event an attractive one for runners from Ireland and beyond who are always looking to explore different routes, and try out
CORK Craft Month is in full swing until September 5th, and offers the perfect opportunity for you to explore your crafty side. “Woodspun” takes place in the James O’Neill Building (formerly the Old Mill) in Kinsale until Tuesday August 26th from 10am-5pm daily. This exhibition and pop up craft shop features hand turned craft pieces by members of the Cork Chapter of the Irish Woodturning Guild. Saturday 23rd August
TIDY Towns volunteers in Clonakilty continue their good work of brushing, cleaning, weeding and dead-heading of flowers in their organised gatherings every Tuesday and Thursday evenings, which compliments the work of the Council, FÁS and TÚS workers. People will also regularly see individual Tidy Town members doing their own thing picking litter and sweeping around different areas of the town.
Nora Lynch from the Bantry Bay Lions hosted a garden fete on July 26 and raised €733 thanks to the participation of the local community and friends. These funds will be forwarded to the Lions Charity account. Of this, €150 will be donated to Cancer Connect and €500 to the special needs unit of Our Lady of Mercy National School. Special thanks for their contribution to Organico, Floury Hands, Paddy
by Liam O’Driscoll THE Village Inn Enniskeane hosted the Le Chéile Rose competition recently; organised by Ballineen Foróige Club, this charity event in aid of the Irish Kidney Association saw seven enthusiastic and inspirational ladies take to the stage, each representing a local business or organisation. As part of their annual citizenship project, Ballineen Foróige Club decided to revive and awaken this event which first took place in
EIGHT young adults From Cork are preparing to embark on a sail training trip of a lifetime on board the ‘Spirit of Oysterhaven’, a 70foot local schooner and currently the only sail training vessel in Ireland. The eight lucky participants will depart from Bantry Bay for a five day sailing trip around West Cork, where they will become working crew on this great adventure.
KINSALE Pink Ribbon Walk has announced that €80,491 has been raised for Action Breast Cancer, a programme of the Irish Cancer Society. Over 1000 walkers and runners from Kinsale, Cork and all over Ireland completed the annual 10km event on Sunday 2nd March and donations have been steadily coming in over the past four months.
Three day Song Camp for youth aged 12 -16 years from the Family Resource Centre, Skibbereen on Weds 20th to Friday 22nd August, dedicated to singing and exploring contemporary songs. Led by Community Musician Caz Jeffreys participants will look at the differing aspects and roles within the songs, and create their own versions of them by replicating instruments through the use of voices only.
The Public Health Nurse (PHN) services in West Cork are using Summer Agricultural Shows in the West Cork area to bring health advice to people in the region, particularly men. The Men’s Health Project initiative aims to bring information on men’s health to the public and to provide an opportunity for men to meet their local health professionals in an informal setting.